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OpenCart 1.4 Beginner's Guide by Murat Yilmaz

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Chapter 6. Setting Shipping Methods

It is vital to provide the most affordable and high quality shipping service for customers. It is very common that many customers leave the checkout page just because the listed shipping method is very expensive. We should be careful that the sale price for items, plus shipping costs really cover our overall costs.

In this chapter we shall learn about:

  • Limiting orders to certain countries
  • Free shipping
  • Flat rate shipping
  • Per Item method
  • Weight-based shipping
  • UPS
  • USPS

Accepting orders from certain countries

It is logical to eliminate client registrations completely from the countries where our store will never ship the items. For example, if our store only ships the items to US, Canada, and selected EU countries, we would ...

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